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Who is looking out for Lebanon? Who is looking out for Lebanon?

West Wilson booms, city seeks recruiter
The City of Lebanon is searching for someone to take the reins of economic development and recruitment.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that three interviews with potential candidates have been held, but no decision has been made at present time. Currently, Craighead is filling in when he can to promote the city.

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  • Who is looking out for Lebanon? Who is looking out for Lebanon?

    West Wilson booms, city seeks recruiter
    The City of Lebanon is searching for someone to take the reins of economic development and recruitment.

    Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that three interviews with potential candidates have been held, but no decision has been made at present time. Currently, Craighead is filling in when he can to promote the city.

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  • Early voting opens Oct. 15 Early voting opens Oct. 15

    Early voting in the Federal and State General Election and Wilson County General Election began Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    The three early voting locations include: the Wilson County Election Commission in Lebanon, Gladeville Community Center and Mt. Juliet Community Center. Each location will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30.

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  • Cameras, computers are missing Cameras, computers are missing

    WCSB to require greater accountability
    Wilson County School District is missing $49,296.54 worth of assets from several of its schools. And no, there is no reported burglary or theft involved.

    Each year, the Wilson County School Board requires each school to complete an inventory of all the equipment and furniture it claimed on the previous year's inventory, plus any newly-purchased equipment. The report was presented to the board at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 6.

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  • MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended

    A vigilant Mt. Juliet police officer, investigating a suspicious car at a city park last night, located a man who had just grabbed the cash drawer from Cheddar's Casual Café, according to police.

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  • Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself

    A local doctor whose specialties include colon cancer is now battling the disease himself.

    Representatives with Lebanon Digestive Disease Associates say Dr. Donald Cole has undergone a successful surgery for a previously undetected colon cancer.

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MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended | theft, Mt. Juliet, MJPD, Cheddar's Casual Cafe
MJ Cheddar's theft suspect apprehended

A vigilant Mt. Juliet police officer, investigating a suspicious car at a city park last night, located a man who had just grabbed the cash drawer from Cheddar's Casual Café, according to police.

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I-40 wreck kills four

Four people were killed and four were injured Friday night in a 6-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 eastbound near Exit 232 at Hwy. 109.

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6,000 Boy Scouts to bring $3.5M

Thousands of young men and their families will begin arriving in Lebanon today for the Boy Scouts of America's 2014 Middle Tennessee Jamboree - an event expected to bring millions of dollars into Wilson County.

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EMTAR, agents considering firearms for safety

Local real estate agents have been discussing safety after recent events have grabbed national headlines.

And some have taken their personal safety into their own hands, literally.

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Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself | Lebanon, colon cancer, Sherry's Run, cancer, doctor, Lebanon Digestive Disease
Lebanon gastroenterologist fighting colon cancer himself

A local doctor whose specialties include colon cancer is now battling the disease himself.

Representatives with Lebanon Digestive Disease Associates say Dr. Donald Cole has undergone a successful surgery for a previously undetected colon cancer.

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It's official - Under Armour is coming
It's official - Under Armour is coming

MT. JULIET -- Gov. Bill Haslam made it official Thursday, Oct. 2 confirming in a "significant economic development announcement" at Beckwith Farms West that the sports clothing giant Under Armour will be locating a major new $100 million warehousing complex at the site near Mt. Juliet's newest I-40 exit.

The announcement was "significant" indeed - it means that Under Armour will be bringing about 1,500 new jobs to Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County, according to Haslam.

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Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'
Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'
Jennings
Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

Watertown Mayor responds to audit findings
Watertown city government is "under a cloud," according to Mayor Mike Jennings, as an investigation by the state comptroller's office alleges almost $22,000 was stolen from city coffers over a two-and-a-half-year period - an allegation city officials dispute.

In a report issued on Sept. 29, the comptroller's office says that $21,773 was "stolen" in a "theft scheme" that went undetected between Jan.1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

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Prescription drug abuse hits home
Prescription drug abuse hits home

The next big thing in illegal narcotics
The trend of abusing and selling prescription drugs has become "an epidemic" in recent years according to Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen.

The problem is so widespread, that nine years ago the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led a National Drug Take Back Day initiative. The Lebanon Police Department participated in a Drug Take-Back on Saturday and collected 21 pounds of pills that could have had a harmful effect on individuals or the environment if left unneeded, exposed or disposed of in the water system.

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LPD nabs alleged ID thief

Officers with the Lebanon Police Department arrested a fugitive wanted in two states Sunday, Sept. 28.

According to a statement issued by LPD Chief Scott Bowen, 31-year-old Eric Darden, of North Carolina, attempted to make a purchase at a Brooks Brothers clothing store in Franklin on a previous occasion, and his credit card was denied. Franklin police later discovered the card Darden had attempted to use was stolen.

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Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves | Gilbert Graves; Wilson County Commission
Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves | Gilbert Graves; Wilson County Commission
Gilbert Graves
Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves

Longtime county commissioner
Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Center Chapel Church of Christ for Mr. Gilbert Graves, 82, of Mt. Juliet.

A native of Mt. Juliet who served 44 years on the Wilson County Commission, Mr. Graves died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

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LPD uses data to slow drivers

The Lebanon Police Department has purchased technology recently, which they believe will help keep our streets safer.

Two digital signs, purchased for almost $2,000 apiece, will be placed around town for 3-5 days at a time to help officers monitor traffic.

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Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike | sales tax referendum, sales tax, Mayor Philip Craighead, referendum, property tax, property taxes, Rob Cesternino
Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Lebanon voters shot down a proposal to raise the city's sales tax by half a cent 810 to 638.

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Lochinvar plans expansion | Lochinvar, expansion, Lebanon, headquarters
Lochinvar plans expansion

Lebanon-based Lochinvar, LLC, announced this week the upcoming expansion of its world headquarters on Maddox-Simpson Parkway. The project will add 74,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage capacity, as well as an extended office area and a "significantly enhanced" engineering facility that is twice the size of the current space.

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Sketch released of kidnap suspect
Sketch released of kidnap suspect
Kidnap suspect
Sketch released of kidnap suspect

The Lebanon Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect being sought in connection with an attempted kidnapping earlier this month.

The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Pet Sense store, 621 S. Cumberland Street.

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UPDATE -- Gibbs Pharmacy burglarized
UPDATE -- Gibbs Pharmacy burglarized

CRIME UPDATE -- The Lebanon Police Department is looking at in-store video as they investigate a weekend burglary at Gibbs Pharmacy, 1427 W Baddour Pkwy.

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